February 3, 2023

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deadmau5 tries their hand at hip-hop again on new single for the new year, “Antisec” featuring YTCracker

deadmau5 is wasting no time in entering the new year with new music as We Are Friends 11 is expected fairly soon. The latest single on the compilation comes from the chef honcho, following “XYZ” which was released in the middle of last year. (This compilation was a long time coming, wasn’t it?)

The mau5trap leader is no stranger to hip-hop, having collaborated a number of times with his favorite star, SHOTTY HORROH. This time he is teaming up with YTCracker. The match seems odd looking at YT’s social media, but it comes into focus when you look at his bio —

“YTCracker is a formerly notorious computer hacker who stopped hacking everyone’s Gibson and started rapping about it instead. Recognized as the father of the “nerdcore” genre[…]“Now it makes more sense.

Stylistically, the collaboration bears many sonic and rhythmic similarities to his work with SHOTTY, but still carries the same brand of mau5 nerdy we’ve come to love.

Check out “Antisec” below.

Photo by Matt Barnes